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|From Wikipedia: Essen [ˈɛsn̩] is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Located on the Ruhr river, it ranks as the second largest city of the Ruhr area and as the 8th largest city in Germany. Population: 586,205 (as of 30.06.2004).|
Despite its size, Essen has less prominence than other cities of comparable size. Essen remained an insignificant agricultural town...
|This is the main campus of the University of Duisburg-Essen in the city of Essen.||12/11/2006||312|
|Essen Cathedral overlay (Germany)||08/13/2005||444|
|This is the danish lignite or brown coal mine of Soby opened 1939 and lasted till 1970. The mine was 4000 acres big and over 2000 people worked here.|
Today it's a museum with housings, a shop but also the equipment used to dig the coal.
The mine was also used as movie location for the danish Morten Korch movie "Vagabonderne paa Bakkegaarden" from 1958.
|Here you see two (in the north a third one) brown coal opencast workings. They wander to the north. Several villages have been destroid and rebuild on other places.||10/10/2005||866|
|1,055 aircraft - 561 Lancasters, 463 Halifaxes, 31 Mosquitos - to Essen. This was the heaviest raid on this target so far in the war and the number of aircraft dispatched was also the greatest number to any target so far; these new records were achieved without the Lancasters of No 5 Group being included. 5 Lancasters and 3 Halifaxes were lost. 4,538 tons of bombs were dropped. More than 90 per...||02/14/2007||1,454|
|Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier (various mines, surface, sub-surface, and future-planned, in Germany).||07/30/2005||1,126|
|Brewing coal excavator in Berheim Germany||08/19/2005||850|
|Mining shaft of the former coal mine "Consolidation" in|
The mine is closed because it´s unprofitable to keep it open but the mining shaft is still standing.
|Loy Yang Power Station is a brown coal fired power station located on the outskirts of the city of Traralgon, in south eastern Victoria, Australia. Loy Yang is a base load supply station, and produces about one third of Victoria's electricity requirements.|
Four giant bucket-wheel excavators operate 24 hours a day in the Loy Lang open cut mine, feeding coal directly to the boilers...
|This powerplant in Niederaussem west of Cologne is a new one that replaced the old brown coal plant. South west you see the remains of the old brown coal briquette factory and their brown coal mines.||02/28/2006||775|
|Overlay of a German brown coal mine.||08/11/2005||833|